With some of the best freshwater lakes and amazing places to shop in the world, Sikkim is a traveller’s delight. Amidst the natural beauty, there are various hidden monasteries that add more charm to this picturesque place. With so many places to see and things to do, 6 days trip to Sikkim, with places like Gangtok and Darjeeling was bliss for our travellers. Here is a glance at their most amazing experiences of their trip.
I wanted to take my family for a trip for a very long time and was trying to figure out which destination would be best for the entire family to have a gala time. Since I always heard about East India and how different it is from North and South India, we decided to go there. Narrowing it down to Darjeeling and Gangtok, the two most visited spots in the East, I contacted the TravelTriangle team. Read further to know about the details of our trip and some of the most exciting experiences of ours.
Details Of Our 6 Days Trip To Sikkim
Trip Cost: INR 46,500/-
No. Of People: 6
Trip Duration: 6 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Transportation, GST, Parking, Vehicle – Non AC and luxury
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Insurance, Entry fees, Vehicle – Normal and AC
Itinerary Of Our 6 Days Trip To Sikkim
Day 1: Enjoy the beauty of Gangtok
Day 2: Visit the oval-shaped Tsomgo Lake
Day 3: City tour in Gangtok
Day 4: Transfer to Darjeeling and stroll through Mall road in the evening
Day 5: Watch beautiful sunrise over sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha
Day 6: Time to say goodbye
5 Amazing Experiences On Our 6 Days Trip To Sikkim
Our trip was all about exploring the best and making amazing memories. Here’s what made our Sikkim tour plan for 5 days cherishable.
1. Crazy Shopping At MG Marg
MG Marg is truly the best place for shoppers. The 1km stretch of road is a pedestrian road lined with all types of shops. It is a haven for those shopaholics who like to walk and indulge in window shopping. There are a large number of shops selling unique handicraft items, displaying a variety of colourful fabrics, shoes, gifts. It is a perfect place to pick up some pretty souvenirs. We shopped our heart out here. Sikkim Temi Tea, Tibetian souvenirs, dresses, winter wear are some of the things we bought. We also went to Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre in Gangtok where we bought really good handmade products.
2. Gangtok City tour
We went on Gangtok city tour as a part of our Gangtok tour plan for 6 days. Firstly, we went to see the beautiful Banjakhri Falls and Energy Park. What makes the fall special is that the energy park is constructed around it. Our next attraction point was Tashu View Point. It was incredibly the best viewpoints my family had ever seen. One can admire the beauty of Sikkim from here and it is also a great place to take photos. Next, we visited the peaceful Ganesh Tok, flower exhibition and few monasteries namely Enchey Monastery, Dro Drul Chorte. The city tour was indeed one of the best experience we had on our trip.
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3. Amazing Baba Mandir
On the second day of our trip, we travelled to Baba Mandir and Tsomgo Lake. At Baba Mandir, the travel agent took proper care of getting the permit for us to enter the place. Constructed by the Indian Army itself in memory of Harbhajan Singh, it was a great experience visiting this place. The way towards the temple is fully secured by the Indian army. On our way back we visited the Tsomgo Lake. We went on Yak rides near the Tsomgo Lake which was again a very good experience. The temperature was really cold here as the lake is at a higher altitude.
4. Visit Char Dham
Our visit to Char Dham in South Sikkim on 4th day of our trip was quite unplanned but it was completely worth a visit. We were supposed to head to Darjeeling but as suggested by our driver, we went to Char Dham. This huge pilgrimage and cultural complex house the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva which is another 87-ft tall. What makes the place really special is that one can see all the four main temples in one place.
5. Explore The Beautiful Mirik Lake
Situated on top of the hills, Mirik Lake is a big lake and there are options to go for boating as well as horse riding around the lake. We went for horse riding and it was a good experience. On our way back, we went to Ilam, the Nepal border. One can just show their ID proofs and enter Nepal. By taking a cab from here, we went to Pashupati market which is again a great place to shop.
Hotels In Sikkim
Located around 5kms from M.G.Marg, we stayed at Aurora Gangtok in Gangtok. Our stay here was really pleasant. The rooms had a balcony giving us the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Sikkim from there. The sight was mesmerizing and what stands out the most is the staffs at the hotel. They were incredibly helpful and generous. The hotel even had its own restaurant where we ended up eating most of the time. Overall, right from the location to the service, everything was simply phenomenal.
In Darjeeling, we stayed at Udaan Hotels – Zambala Retreat located just next to the Darjeeling Railway Station. Since the train tracks are just on road, you can get to see the Steam Engine trains closer. The hotel was clean but a little crowded because of the tourist population in Darjeeling. The staffs were professional.
What To Pack For Sikkim
If you are wondering what to pack for Sikkim 6 days trip, read out the below points.
1. Pack some winter clothes as they are an absolute must, especially during the trip to Nathula pass or Baba Mandir.
2. Keep first-aid kit and prescribed medicines for any unsure circumstance.
3. Pack antibacterial creams and sunscreen lotions to avoid getting any kind of skin infections.
Sikkim Travel Tips for Future Travellers
Take note of these Sikkim travel tips, that are absolutely essential for your tour.
1. Make sure to find the best time to visit Sikkim.
2. Carry less cash and instead have cheque or debit/credit card as alternative modes of payment.
3. Explore as much as possible and shop your heart out.
Our Experience With Traveltriangle
Our experience with Traveltriangle was absolutely amazing. Since the time we booked the trip, they took care of each of our requirement really well. The hotels they booked were great and our special thanks to the drivers who took us to all the places. Everything went so smooth on our trip that we already have recommended the same trip through Travel Triangle to my friends.
My 6 days trip to Sikkim was absolutely amazing. We saw every major attraction that is to be seen in the place. With proper planning, this trip to Sikkim helped us explore it perfectly. You can also have such an experience with your loved ones and create fond memories.
Common Queries You May Have About Trip To Sikkim
A. The best time to visit North Sikkim is from the months of May to September.
A. The best time to visit Sikkim to witness the natural beauty is from March to May. Winters are a great time to visit if you love snow. You can plan skiing and other snow activities during this time.
A. As of 2017, Sikkim is India’s third-richest state by per capita income.
A. December is one of the best months to visit Sikkim as the weather is favourable for your trip especially if you love snow. December brings never-ending snowfall.
A. There are plenty of places in East Sikkim New Baba Mandir, Tsomgo Lake and also places in north Sikkim like Lachung and Yumthang Valley where you will surely get to see snow in November.